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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Our runoff night scoreboard and liveblog and our updated election brackets, Murphy maps county-by-county U.S. Senate results, Batheja on Ted Cruz's historic victory, Rasmey on David Dewhurst's uncomfortable homecoming, Aguilar on speculation about Julián Castro's future, Aaronson interactively examines the Medicaid dental program, Galbraith talks climate change with Al Armendariz, Hamilton on Texas A&M's new research fund, Ramshaw on the state's incoming commissioner of health and M. Smith on anti-abortion summer camp: The best of our best content from July 30 to Aug. 3, 2012.

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The primaries and the runoffs and the state conventions are now behind us, and the ballots for November are set. Here are our updated election brackets, including the latest results, showing the matchups on the general election ballot.

Ted Cruz won the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, and Paul Sadler won the Democrats' backing. Our county-by-county map of the election results shows where the candidates' support came from.

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz handily defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Tuesday, winning the GOP runoff for an open U.S. Senate seat. He will face former state Rep. Paul Sadler, who won the Democratic runoff.

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst are set to be back for another legislative session in January, in spite of their plans and ambitions.

With Tuesday's announcement that San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, speculation is growing about his future. But Castro tells the Tribune he's happy where he is.

This interactive breaks down Medicaid dental program data as the system poses challenges for lawmakers, dental providers and the children they serve.

Al Armendariz, the former EPA regional administrator, talks to Kate Galbraith on his decision to resign, why he joined the Sierra Club and why he views climate change as the biggest environmental problem facing Texas.

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp on Thursday will announce plans to earmark millions for recruiting and hiring to researchers at Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M University.

The state's incoming Health and Human Services chief said that while Gov. Rick Perry and the Legislature will decide what to do about the Affordable Care Act, he's hopeful the state and federal government will be able to work together to improve Medicaid.

A two-week summer camp outside of Bryan helps high school students learn how to become effective anti-abortion advocates. Counselors teach campers to adopt a gentler, compassion-based form of persuasion.

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